Bravo Company (BCM) has been making outstanding AR components since 2005 and first garnered my attention with its extended BCMGunfighter charging handle. The company has since progressed to manufacturing compensators, pistol grips, AR parts and components, and most recently complete rifles. BCM’s reputation for quality and reliability has earned BCM the trust of military and law enforcement customers, including USSOCOM, the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
BCM’s latest offering is the HSP Jack Carbine, which represents a collaborative effort between BCM and Haley Strategic Partners, the advanced training company founded by U.S. Marines Force Reconnaissance combat veteran Travis Haley. Haley also served as a special operations and security contractor and was the founder and CEO of Magpul’s training division.
Haley Strategic Jack Carbine
This semi-automatic carbine operates on a custom-designed mid-length direct gas impingement system and is chambered for 5.56mm NATO. HSP and BCM worked together to tune the gas system for maximum reliability. The mid-length gas tube reduces the amount of gas and fouling that goes back into the chamber to operate the bolt, helping to reduce perceived recoil and wear and tear on internal parts. The government-profile barrel is 14.5 inches long with a 1-in-7-inch twist rate and is made of certified mil-spec 11595E steel. A BCMGunfighter compensator is permanently welded to it, to establish a legal minimum 16-inch overall barrel length. This tactical compensator is a marked improvement over the standard A2 flash suppressor and features tuned slots and interior cones that significantly reduce recoil and muzzle rise while nearly eliminating flash signature. The design of the HSP Jack Carbine also minimizes the side blast usually produced by most compensators and lowers the noise signature so there will be less disturbance to neighboring shooters.
The barrel features a complete manganese phosphate finish and chrome-lined bore and chamber. The HSP Jack Carbine is chambered in true 5.56mm NATO and can easily accommodate .223 ammunition. The rear of the barrel extension features M4 feed ramps, which are cut wider and lower than those of standard AR rifles and help ensure more reliable feeding from the magazine under harsh conditions. All barrels are also high-pressure tested and magnetic-particle inspected. While pressure testing is fairly common, magnetic-particle inspection (where a magnetic field is used to detect any imperfections in the surface or subsurface of a part to ensure it’s of the highest quality) is only required of true mil-spec parts.